C.N.Blue 


Heart to Heart is 4Minutes latest mini-album. The music video focuses on Hyun-a and Jung-shin from C.N.Blue.

What can I say? This isn’t the comeback song I had expected from 4Minute. After hearing the teaser for “4 minutes left” (the first (intro) track on the mini-album) and seeing the dark/mature STEAL 20 concept photos I expected something else. Perhaps more like their previous Korean album HuH.

4Minute ~ Heart To Heart

4Minute ~ Heart To Heart

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The intro to Heart to Heart instantly made me think of another song. Perhaps Miss A’s Bad Girl Good Girl. Although my initial disappointment has subsided, the chorus of Heart to Heart hasn’t grown on me yet.

The girls look great in the video though, especially Hyun-a and So-hyun. And it’s nice to hear their voices without heavy auto-tune effects.

Apparently the teasers were intended for an album with the actual title STEAL 20 called “4Minutes left”, which is supposed to be released any day now. Last I heard, it’s a full length album. We’ll know soon enough. I’m hoping for a different (more 4Minute-y) sound on the full album.

Update: the album is available for pre-order now. Apart from the second title track Mirror Mirror, it seems like most of the songs that weren’t on the mini-album are from their Japanese releases.

 

As per Elvina’s request, here’s Korean band C.N.Blue performing their hit song I’m a Loner (외톨이야).

C.N.Blue ~ I'm a Loner Live@Music Core 20100116

C.N.Blue ~ I’m a Loner Live@Music Core 20100116

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Credit: source video from SooHyunnie@jpopsuki

I heard this song playing at UppCon last weekend. I recognized it from selecting a live performance for this post.

 

In this clip Tiffany and Yu-ri from Girls’ Generation perform a short “band version” of Gee and another song together with the band C.N.Blue.

Yu-ri, Tiffany & C.N.Blue ~ Gee + Champion Live@Music Core   20100220

Yu-ri, Tiffany & C.N.Blue ~ Gee + Champion Live@Music Core 20100220

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Credit: source video Shalnark@jpopsuki